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The Resource Jean Genet, David Bradby and Clare Finburgh

Jean Genet, David Bradby and Clare Finburgh

Label
Jean Genet
Title
Jean Genet
Statement of responsibility
David Bradby and Clare Finburgh
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Jean Genet has emerged in recent years as a key figure in defining and understanding twentieth-century theatre. This timely book, the only introductory text in English to Genet's plays in production, offers an overview of this influential and controversial writer whose work prefigures many recent postmodern and post-colonial developments in theatre and performance studies. The volume offers clear discussions of Genet's plays, detailing philosophical, historical, political and aesthetic considerations, in order to render the complexity of his theatre exhilarating, rather than intimidating. These concise and accessible presentations included in the book's first half, provide a starting point from which then to explore ways in which different directors, designers and actors have approached Genet's theatre. Genet's plays have been staged many hundreds of times over the past sixty years, from Paris to Tokyo, from London to São Paulo. The book includes a spectrum of productions - over 30, from 1947 to 2007 - to illustrate the sheer range of theatrical styles that Genet's texts inspire. Reflecting not only on key plays and productions from the French playwright but on his early life and later political activism, David Bradby and Clare Finburgh provide a comprehensive account of a playwright and theorist whose plays caused rioting in his native country, and whose writing both for and beyond the theatre demonstrate a new approach to the relationships between art and life"--
Member of
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
842/.912
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ2613.E53
LC item number
Z574 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge modern and contemporary dramatists
Label
Jean Genet, David Bradby and Clare Finburgh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Splendid's
  • 3.
  • Key late plays:
  • Balcony,
  • Blacks,
  • Screens
  • part II:
  • Key productions
  • Key productions and issues surrounding production:
  • Maids,
  • pt. 1.:
  • Deathwatch
  • Key productions and issues surrounding production:
  • Balcony,
  • Blacks
  • Key productions and issues surrounding production:
  • Screens
  • Life, politics and play-texts
  • 1.
  • Life and politics
  • 2.
  • Key early plays:
  • Maids,
  • Deathwatch,
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
214 p.
Isbn
9780415375047
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011022249
System control number
  • ocn729064971
  • (OCoLC)729064971
Label
Jean Genet, David Bradby and Clare Finburgh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Splendid's
  • 3.
  • Key late plays:
  • Balcony,
  • Blacks,
  • Screens
  • part II:
  • Key productions
  • Key productions and issues surrounding production:
  • Maids,
  • pt. 1.:
  • Deathwatch
  • Key productions and issues surrounding production:
  • Balcony,
  • Blacks
  • Key productions and issues surrounding production:
  • Screens
  • Life, politics and play-texts
  • 1.
  • Life and politics
  • 2.
  • Key early plays:
  • Maids,
  • Deathwatch,
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
214 p.
Isbn
9780415375047
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011022249
System control number
  • ocn729064971
  • (OCoLC)729064971

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